There is nothing worse than receiving a huge mobile bill for just a few minutes of Internet time. This is what tends to happen when you connect another device to your phone’s Internet. Via this article, we will share How to Save Data When Using Your Phone as a Hotspot.
If you want to save yourself from a mighty Internet bill, read on and find out how to solve this problem.
Why is saving data important?
When you connect your phone’s Internet to your laptop or computer, you are using up a lot of bandwidth. It doesn’t take much time for all your data to vanish in a couple of minutes or hours depending upon the usage. To prevent this, here are five ways to save data while you are on a mobile hotspot.
Activate your hotspot as a short low-powered Wi-Fi. This will ensure that as little data as possible is consumed while you are browsing the Internet.
Computer/ laptop settings
In most devices, there is an option where you may inform your computer that you are on a limited or metered connection and/or set a data limit. This will make the required changes of how your device consumes data. Also, don’t forget to keep a constant eye on the data levels.
Saving data via the browser
You may first start with a data saver option on your browser. You may use the data saver add-on in Google Chrome to reroute and compress web pages that go through Google’s servers. This also reduces the page’s loading time. You will find the same feature in Firefox as well. For Opera, use Opera Turbo, which is a built-in function.
Apart from this, you may turn off images from automatically loading and videos from automatically playing. Lastly, keep a fewer number of browser tabs open to consume lesser data.
Saving data via apps
In most apps, you can save your movies, TV shows, and music in the cache when you are on solid Wi-Fi and watch them later. Other options to save data include running videos or streaming music at a lower quality. Besides, pause the apps that automatically sync on your device and stop automatic app installations and updates.
You may even download apps like TripMode. It lets you decide, which apps should have access to the Internet and which ones shouldn’t. You will also receive a breakdown on which app uses how much data. Optimize this for better data usage.
Apps like Facebook Messenger and Google Talk are great to connect and communicate with other people. However, they are also big data guzzlers. If you need to use them to connect with others, remember that using the web-based sites will consume lesser data. You may even try cross platform services that use fewer data and also lets you access all your messages at one place.
Use all of these above tips and save those extra MBs. Optimize your data usage and enjoy streaming and browsing on the high-speed 4G network for a longer amount of time!